March 2012

By Patrick Burnson · March 10, 2012
The solar panel maker is reliant on efficient manufacturing practices, but when it came to inbound shipping and distribution across borders, those operations began to suffer as the company grew. Here’s how this progressive shipper partnered with its 3PL to re-engineer its logistics model to save 25 percent on its inbound costs.
By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
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By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2012
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By Lorie King Rogers · March 1, 2012
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By Sara Pearson Specter · March 1, 2012
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By Josh Bond · March 1, 2012
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By Bob Trebilcock · March 1, 2012
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By Maida Napolitano · March 1, 2012
Our 2012 exclusive study finds that overall market uncertainty has curtailed materials handling infrastructure spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2012
Our annual panel convenes to paint a murky picture for truckload shippers due to increasing rates, unresolved regulatory shifts, and an increasingly competitive landscape.
By Maida Napolitano · March 1, 2012
With a bit of creativity, a lot of planning, and the latest in automated sortation technology, the retailer’s impressive DC retrofit increased merchandise-processing speed to its stores, improved accuracy to 99.5 percent, and significantly reduced transportation costs.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2012
Our March issue includes coverage of a number of recent collaborative efforts geared toward driving the industry forward through the power of a more unified voice.
By John A. Gentle · March 1, 2012
I often run home from a store, write down the events of an interaction that I had, and then lose the note. However, in a recent case, the unsolved problem had a built-in, daily reminder. Almost every night my Droid smart phone automatically turned itself back on after I powered it off—if I could only be so lucky with the other notes I lose.
<p>Air China, Boeing and Chinese and U.S. aviation energy partners conducted China’s first sustainable bio-fuel flight late last year.</p> SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2012
While analysts say this should be a growth year for air cargo, pressing challenges such as increasing EU regulation, the pent-up demand in Asia Pacific, and the cost of global security still weigh heavy on the sector.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2012
I want to draw your attention to developments in Washington that threaten to overwhelm shippers with new liabilities that carriers have traditionally controlled.

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